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VIVAT RIBBON – VÖLKERSCHLACHTDENKMAL

SKU: 36-71

$40.00

The Völkerschlachtdenkmal is (and has been) one of the most important war memorials in Germany. It is located in Leipzig, which is one of the most important cities in Saxony, along with Dresden (the capital city). Leipzig was deep in East German territory until the early 1990’s, when East and West Germany were reunified. I have seen this memorial in Leipzig, and I can tell you that it is truly beautiful. It has a reflecting pool leading up to it, similar to the reflecting pool for Washington’s Monument in the US capital. The Völkerschlachtdenkmal was dedicated in 1913 to commemorate Germany’s participation 100 years previously in the Napoleonic Wars. This is a very small-sized Vivat Ribbon. It is much smaller than the full-sized Vivat Ribbons that we see from WW I. It measures 9 ½” x 2.” It is white in color, and shows the monument. The condition of this example is about average, with some unraveling at the top and bottom of the ribbon.


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The Völkerschlachtdenkmal is (and has been) one of the most important war memorials in Germany. It is located in Leipzig, which is one of the most important cities in Saxony, along with Dresden (the capital city). Leipzig was deep in East German territory until the early 1990’s, when East and West Germany were reunified. I have seen this memorial in Leipzig, and I can tell you that it is truly beautiful. It has a reflecting pool leading up to it, similar to the reflecting pool for Washington’s Monument in the US capital. The Völkerschlachtdenkmal was dedicated in 1913 to commemorate Germany’s participation 100 years previously in the Napoleonic Wars. This is a very small-sized Vivat Ribbon. It is much smaller than the full-sized Vivat Ribbons that we see from WW I. It measures 9 ½” x 2.” It is white in color, and shows the monument. The condition of this example is about average, with some unraveling at the top and bottom of the ribbon.